Expert Review: Callaway X Forged Irons 2018


The new X Forged Irons are engineered with an impressive combination of performance, control, turf interaction, and feel in a triple net forging. It’s a design that continues to be popular with Tour players around the world. This single piece, cavity back iron features Tour configurations for the soles, CG progression for precision shot-making and accuracy, with just the right amount of forgiveness, and a classic finish.

Club Review


Club Tested: 7-Iron Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 33°

The Takeaway

Triple net forging gives the Callaway X Forged Irons an exceptional feel. 20V grooves promote a high level of control and excellent spin out of any condition and reduce fliers from the rough. Added weight to the perimeter and a lower muscle back optimize the CG for even more control.

Who’s It For?

The Callaway X Forged iron is for better players who demand the control and feel to shape their shots into the tightest pin placements. + to 12 handicaps.

Final Take

When I first saw Callaway was releasing a new version of the X Forged irons I got really excited. Since they are only released every few years these irons have developed a cult-like following and for good reason. These irons are not the longest, but they were designed for superior control, not distance. Taking a couple of practice swings I could immediately feel the weighting of the muscle back and a low CG right in the center of the club. These irons produced a penetrating ball flight that was a touch on the high side, but a consistent, controllable trajectory every single time. The feel was incredible, everything you’d expect from a forged players iron.

The single-piece, forged construction of the Callaway X Forged irons have a gorgeous, classic look. A slightly longer blade length than the Apex MB Irons and the pre-worn leading edge gives the thin top line of the X Forged irons a more confident size at address. In an age when manufacturers are cramming every bit of technology into their irons, thinning the faces, filling the hollow cavities with reactive foams and putting speed slots on the soles and top lines, Callaway has produced an iron designed for ultimate playability and control.

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Keith SchneiderAge: 34 Handicap: 4.9 Introduction to golf: Age 14 Playing years: 20 Rounds per year: 75+ Hole in Ones: 1WITB Driver: Titleist TS2 10.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke 65 6.5 3 Wood: Cobra King F9 Fairway Wood 3-Wood Project X HZRDUS Smoke 75 6.5 2-Iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi KBS Tour C Taper Lite Stiff 1° weak 1.5° upright Irons: Mizuno MP-68 (4-PW) +1/2" Dynamic Gold X100 2° upright Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 51° 8° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 55° 14° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 F Grind Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedge Works 60° 6° bounce Dynamic Gold S400 K Grind Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 2 35" Balls: Titleist ProV1x, TaylorMade Tour Preferred X or Callaway Chrome Soft X

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